4 Stars for Moment of Clarity (Moments in Time #3) by Karen Stivali #Bisexual #MM #Romance #New Adult @karenstivali


Title: Moment of Clarity (Moments in Time #3)
Author Name: Karen Stivali
Publication Date & Length: May 6, 2015 – 114pgs


Spending the summer together on Fire Island brought Collin and Tanner closer than ever, but back in their conservative college town, challenges confront them at every turn.

As they search for their new normal in their old environment, Collin’s brother Sean surprises them with help when they need it most. But when word about their relationship gets out, trouble erupts with friends and family. When Collin’s relationship with Tanner becomes an issue in his brother’s custody battle and Tanner struggles with his feelings for a heartbroken Wendy, Collin wonders if everyone he cares about would be better off without him in the picture.

In order to save them both, Tanner must make it clear to Collin that their love for each other is all that matters.

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When Tanner and Collin arrive back on campus for their final year, a fire in their dorm disrupts their careful plans.

We’ve watched the boys’ relationship progress through the first two books, but old insecurities soon surface.  Collin still struggles with Tanner’s bisexuality – will he ever be enough for Tanner?  Will Tanner be strong enough to make it through his first experience of homophobia?

All sorts of relationships expand and contract, tear and repair in the this book.   After their free and happy summer on Fire Island, Collin and Tanner find being a homosexual couple isn’t easy in their town, or at their school.  Collin’s family, the staff at Gino’s and the guys in the dorm all come to terms with the relationship in their own ways.

Stivali’s character development has been subtle.  It is only a quick glance back at book one that makes me realise how far the two boys have come.  And as they finally finish college and fight for their places in the world,  I’m no longer sure that ‘boy’ is the right word for either Collin or Tanner.

I’m not sure if this is the end or only the beginning for Collin and Tanner, but as this book progresses,  it is wonderful to watch two favourite men become stronger, braver and ultimately happier.



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Karen Stivali is a prolific writer, compulsive baker and chocoholic with a penchant for books, movies, and fictional British men. She’s also the multiple award-winning author of contemporary and erotic romances. She writes novels about love…like real life, only hotter.

Karen’s lifelong fascination with people has led her to careers ranging from hand-drawn animator, to party planner, to marriage and family counselor, but writing has always been her passion. Karen enjoys nothing more than following her characters on their journey toward love. Whether the couples are m/f or m/m, it’s guaranteed that Karen’s novels are filled with food, friendship, love, and smoking hot sex—all the best things in life.

When Karen isn’t writing (and often when she is), she can be found on Twitter attempting witty banter and detailing the antics of her fruit-loving cat, BadKitteh. She loves to hear from readers (and other writers), so don’t hesitate to contact/follow/like her at the links below.


“I just signed two new contracts with Dreamspinner Press. These new titles will be continuations of the Moments In Time series, but will star secondary characters from the series rather than Collin and Tanner. MOMENT OF SILENCE will feature Quinn (Collin’s oldest brother) and Jason (Collin’s Fire Island co-worker who developed a crush on him) and MOMENT OF FATE will be Bryan’s story (Bryan was the musician housemate from Moment Of Truth). I’m very excited about both projects. I also have a m/f New Adult book that will be released from Bloomsbury in late 2015. Lots of books on the horizon!


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